January 23, 2019

The fears of a slowing economy that sent stocks falling the past few months may be spreading to small business owners who have been quite optimistic in recent years.Owners who are mindful of the devastating impact the Great Recession had on small businesses are likely to be sensitive to signs of a slowdown. (Associated Press)


One of Yelp’s top investors minces no words in its feedback. Seeing results will prove to be a tall order, though.SQN Investors LP’s latest assessment of the online review company on Wednesday called for a board overhaul, blaming mismanagement and missed opportunities for depressing shareholder value. (Wall Street Journal)


FinTech startup KiWi has raised $3.2 million to help the firm expand its small business payments and lending operations in Mexico.  The round was led by investiere and Polytech Ventures, while Symbiotics and the 1to4 Foundation also participated. (PYMNTS)

Amazon is making big advancements in its search advertising interface and products. With more inventory, evolving formats and technology updates, advertising on Amazon is quickly becoming more powerful — and more complex. (Search Engine Land) RELATED: More than 50k SMBs sold more than $500,000 worth of goods on Amazon in 2018.(PYMNTS)


Small business owners  work tirelessly to grow their companies while fending off potential threats. However, many neglect to take the legal steps to protect their businesses before they take off. (Small Biz Trends)


Predictions are an interesting way to peer into the collective mind of the industry at a moment in time. Predictions both reflect reality and, as perceptions of the immediate future, help shape it.This year the LSA received more than 70 predictions on a wide array of topics from a diverse group of local marketing companies. (LSA Insider)

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